I'm CEO of Jumpdocs & former CEO of Cladwell (exited '19), a coach & public speaker for startup founders, and a father of 5 kids living on the banks of the Ohio River.
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Deploy my vetted process which has a 70% success rate for raising from VCs. This coaching service includes working together to prepare all of your materials, practice running dynamic meetings, weekly accountability, and text and email help through due diligence.
Get your weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings running officially, and help pull together your vision, strategy, metrics, roles, and team so everyone is working together to drive traction. Loosely based on the EOS process, but heavily modified for startups.
Jumpstart your weekly growth cadences with my nimble team that can augment your marketing/growth team to drive to your first $2mil in annual revenue. We run these cadences primarily for businesses that use paid media to drive purchases for online businesses (SAAS or E-Comm).
I coached insurgrid.com to raise $1.5mil from Silicon Valley VCs in 2020.
We took frayt.com from $2k per week to $50k per week in revenue in 2020.
I highly recommend him as a partner to help with a wide range of business challenges and opportunities."
Having a fundraise coach is the same thing - We wouldn’t have a fair shot of fundraising without Blake’s perspective and that has been invaluable to us.
Through the carefully planned exercises and diligent coaching, we were able to pitch our start-up in a way which maximized our value to the investor. If you are a start-up preparing to raise capital, I highly suggest having Blake in your corner.
I will def be working with Blake on all our fundraising needs far into the future.
Good question - but frankly I don’t like your tone. Jk. Selling Cladwell after 7 years wasn’t this amazing financial outcome for me - but the team and product had a home and I came away with a lot of learning (more here if you want some deets). Anyway - I figure with a couple hrs I can drastically help other startups, and it allows me to kick fundraising for my current startup down the road a bit.
Long term I want to switch from doing any services for $’s and switch to more angel investing and services for equity. So short answer - yes - but less right now than I plan to do in the coming years.
Absolutely not. If you’re trying to meet someone in my network just email me and I’m happy to intro you for free. If someone is trying to charge for introductions RUN. That’s not what founders do.
Yes - I love teaching entrepreneurs about fundraising, growth, and the emotional journey of entrepreneurship. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to chat.
I charge a monthly fee for fundraising consulting (I’m not a broker-dealer so I can’t take a success fee.) For that you get 1hr/week of coaching and unlimited text and email coaching. For growth I offer fixed fee or a lower base fee + success. For the entrepreneurial operating system I get paid per meeting only upon satisfaction.